Christmas is upon us! My favourite time of year! Where I get to spend time with my family, watch a bunch of Christmas movies, drink hot chocolate and bake cookies! For others, the Holidays are not happy times because it can be filled with stress, anxiety, loneliness. But they don't have to be. There can be so much more joy in Christmas! We tend to focus on the negative and forget about the good. Gratitude is contagious, so take time to write down all that's sweet in life.
Market Trend - November 2020 Highlights
As we are winding the year down, the sales have also slowed down, but compared to November 2019, there was still a 22.7% increase. Colette Gerber, the REBGV Chair stated that
"Home buyer demand has been at near record levels in our region since the summer. This is putting upward pressure on home prices, particularly in our detached and townhome markets."
The number of homes for sale has still been lagging behind the demand of the buyers. This means that the trend favours the sellers. Since there has been a trend of work-from-home arrangements, more people have been looking at remote areas, such as the Sunshine Coast or Squamish. Contact me if you want a FREE market valuation of your home. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LET'S PLAY SOME CHRISTMAS BINGO
A little more sparkle, a little less stress. The next page is a BINGO page that you can play for the month of December. Try to fill in 5 in a row or fill the whole board.
These are just some fun things that you can do during the Christmas season. Feel free to make your own BINGO page! Use the "Free Space" in the middle for what you want to do.
Throwback Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Hands, down my favourite Christmas movie, is the Grinch! Watching it every year!
"Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more"
I know it's always a busy time but use this time to slow down and appreciate the moment. Let me know if you want some ideas on Christmas movies.
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ESTIMATED MEDIAN PRICE OF A BENCHMARK PROPERTY
The MLS® HPI is a more stable price indicator than average prices, because it tracks changes of "middle-of-the-range" or "typical" homes and excludes the extreme high-end and low-end properties.
Typical homes are defined by the various quantitative property attributes (e.g. above ground living area in square feet) and qualitative housing features (e.g. proximity to shopping, schools, transportation, hospitals etc.) toward the home price of properties sold in Greater Vancouver communities.
There was a 46.2% increase of sales compared to November 2019. The housing demand in Metro Vancouver continues to outpace the historical averages where November sales was over 3000 for the first time since 2015. Contact me if you want to know how much your home is worth!
"It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, but who's around it." ~ Charlie Brown
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